Xpedition Data Management (xDM) suite provides a flow-wide information hub that manages the PCB design data that is created, reused, imported, or released from Xpedition Enterprise. Manages design data for work-in-progress designs, and library and component data for the entire PCB design flow. Is said to ensure accuracy, integrity and security of PCB data used throughout the enterprise flow.
xDM Design tool manages data from a broad range of sources, serving as a central design "cockpit" for all tools and data. Design traceability feature creates a family tree and tracks all events associated with design objects. Collaboration client feature enables enterprise-wide team collaboration, providing complete design viewing in a web browser, allowing redlines and mark-ups for design reviews. Also enables quick access to design state information including metrics such as total parts, total nets, constraints, and percent routed. Provides automated index of all ECAD design metrics—gathering, tracking, and analyzing design state data at multiple levels: design status, online hazards, annotation status, and design constraints, also providing the ability to search on desired metrics.
Integrated PCB Library Management with xDM Library The xDM product suite also includes xDM Library, which enables comprehensive library development and management, including part creation, 3D modelling, component management, and process integration. Key features for xDM Library include:
- Library editing for symbols, cells, and padstacks with integrated distribution for the enterprise.
- Providing a central hub for 3D model management – supporting both Mentor-provided 3D models and custom 3D STEP models.
Advanced xDM Library option automates component data management including incorporation of company-specific part data, alternates, supplier information, where-used checking for obsolescence, BOM access for early compliance checking, and management of preferred parts lists. Also enables process integration across the flow, giving direct access to the rich component data, providing automatic filtering of preferred parts, comparison and identification of alternate parts from vendor datasheets, ECAD BOM management, and compliance audits on design BOMs.
xDM Library provides visibility of key design and part selection factors early in the development process for fast and upfront identification of preferred viable parts to avoid costly rework downstream. xDM Library enables reduced infrastructure cost by leveraging library parts across multiple locations, maximum leverage of existing inventory, and the prevention of part shortages.
Mentor Graphics, http://go.mentor.com/data-management